Mental Health Awareness

Adult Courses. Access to University. Sixth Form. Prior Pursglove College. North East

Understand why it is important to recognise and value an individual with mental health problems.  Look at ways to recognise factors that can influence emotions and look at techniques to help deal with strong emotions.


This qualification provides a good starting point to those wishing to identify the main factors that can cause mental health problems.


Attendance is 2-hours a week

Learners will learn what is meant by the term ‘mental health’ and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties.  Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people’s perceptions.  They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought.

Learners will also develop their awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues.


Unit 1 Understanding mental health.

Unit 02 Understanding stress.

Unit 03 Understanding anxiety.

Unit 04 Understanding phobias.

Unit 05 Understanding depression.

Unit 06 Understanding post-natal depression.

Unit 07 Understanding bipolar disorder.

Unit 08 Understanding schizophrenia.

Unit 09 Understanding dementia.

Unit 10 Understanding eating disorders.

Unit 11 Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Unit 12 Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Unit 13 T/506/2904 Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.



Your tutor will assess you on specific written and practical tasks and with support and guidance you will prepare a portfolio of evidence. This will include the work you have completed throughout the course and will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the subject.  Your portfolio must be submitted at the end of the course in order to gain the qualification. You must bring a pen, writing paper and ring binder file to lessons.


In addition to attending a 2-hour session each week you should allow 1-2 hours a week for further study.


There are no formal entry requirements; however a good level of English is necessary. You must have a genuine interest and show commitment to completing the qualification. On starting the course you will complete initial assessments in literacy and numeracy to determine your current ability. This will enable your tutor to meet your individual learning needs and provide additional support if necessary.

For detailed information about this course, please call us on 01287 280800